Thessaloniki Port Authority inaugurates new cruise terminal

The facility opened earlier this summer and accommodates over 6,000 passengers and crew
Thessaloniki Port Authority inaugurates new cruise terminal

Thessaloniki Port Authority

The new Alexander the Great terminal is located on Pier 2 and can accommodate more than 6,000 passengers and crew simultaneously

By Rebecca Gibson |

Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) in Greece has officially inaugurated its new Alexander the Great cruise terminal, which first began welcoming ships in summer 2023.

Spanning 2,000 square metres, the terminal is located on Pier 2 and serves vessels calling at quays nine and 10. The facility can accommodate up to 6,000 cruise passengers and crew members, enabling the port to handle two simultaneous homeporting or transit calls.

“The new terminal is one more significant investment, which upgrades our position in the international port industry and creates additional growth prospects for Thessaloniki,” said Thanos Liagkos, executive chairman of the board of directors at ThPA. “We remain committed to implementing our investment plan for the upgrade of port infrastructures and to closely cooperating with the bodies of Thessaloniki, as we constitute a vital part of the effort for the growth of the city and of the broader Northern Greece region.”

The inauguration ceremony was attended by multiple government ministers, the mayor of Thessaloniki, the president of Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, representatives from local businesses and many others.

“The development of cruise is a constant national growth-oriented goal, from which the country’s tourism records significant benefits,” said Christos Stylianides, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy in Greece. “I would like to congratulate ThPA for this major investment, for the creation of this new, modern cruise terminal, which hosts competent authorities (port authority, customs, passport control service), in order for passengers and crews to be serviced quickly and efficiently. This new infrastructure further enhances the touristic product of Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, and the country as a whole.”


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